ERIC Number: EJ1090738
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
The Differential Effects of Internship Participation on End-of-Fourth-Year GPA by Demographic and Institutional Characteristics
Parker, Eugene T., III.; Kilgo, Cindy A.; Sheets, Jessica K. Ezell; Pascarella, Ernest T.
Journal of College Student Development, v57 n1 p104-109 Jan 2016
The purpose of this study is to explore the effects of internship participation on college students, specifically the effect on college GPA. Further, because of the capacity to disaggregate students by race in the sample, this study is significant because it provides much needed empirical evidence surrounding the impact of participation in internships on college student academic learning outcomes and how these outcomes may differ by race and ethnicity.
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Internship Programs, Student Participation, College Seniors, Demography, Institutional Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Racial Differences, Longitudinal Studies, Pretests Posttests, Predictor Variables, Least Squares Statistics, Program Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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